About Elka Evalds

Elka Evalds grew up in America, and began her career as a museum assistant. She earned a PhD in art history from Yale University, and became a university lecturer. She’s lectured in architectural history, the history of dress, medieval art, and the history of illustrated books for children. In 2015 she came to the UK, and completed an MA in creative writing for children at Bath Spa University in 2016. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Grannies, knitting and magical sheep combine in GRANNY MAGIC, a heartwarming adventure for ages 7 and up, featuring illustrations from Teemu Juhani.

Take a look below for teaching resources from Emily Weston (@primaryteachew) and knitting patterns and know-how from Katie Ashley Park and Ashley's Traditional Wool Shop, Cirencester. Enjoy!

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Teaching notes

Granny Magic chapter-by-chapter resources
( 1.26 MB PDF)


Granny Magic-inspired knitting skills
( 960.35 KB PDF)


Granny Magic-inspired knitting patterns
( 931.52 KB PDF)